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27 Jul 2017 description

27 July 2017 – The Ministry of Public Health and Population of Yemen has reported a cumulative total of 408 583 suspected cases of cholera including 1885 associated deaths as of 26 July for the outbreak which started in October 2016.

The overall case-fatality rate of 0.5% remains below the emergency threshold of 1%. However it is higher in Raymah (1.2%), Ibb (0.8%) and Hajjah (0.8%). The number of suspected cholera cases and deaths has declined compared to previous weeks, although there is a backlog of case information currently under review, and these numbers could change.

27 Jul 2017 description

Highlights

  • Prices of food and fuel commodities generally remained stable in June 2017, but all prices continue to be much higher than pre-crisis period.

  • The cost of the minimum food basket marginally declined in June compared to May, but 33% higher than it was before the crisis.

  • Better supply and availability of food commodities prevailed in most governorates, but scarcity of fuel commodities persisted in June 2017 in government-owned stations.

27 Jul 2017 description
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Since 26 March 2015, the conflict in Yemen has dramatically escalated to the point where Yemen has become one of the worst humanitarian crises in the world today. An estimated 20.7 million people – over two thirds of the population – are in need of some kind of assistance or protection. Some 8,167 Yemenis have been killed, more than 46,000 have been injured, over 2 million people are internally displaced and 900,000 recent returnees.

27 Jul 2017 description

Statement by Peter Maurer, president of the International Committee of the Red Cross

I am leaving Yemen profoundly concerned for the plight of its people. The cholera outbreak remains alarming. With the rainy season approaching, we expect more than 600,000 cases by the end of the year. This is unprecedented.

27 Jul 2017 description

Highlights

From 27 April to 26 July 2017, 408,583 suspected cholera cases and 1,885 deaths (CFR: 0.4%) have been reported in 91.3% (21/23) of Yemen governorates, and 88.9% (296/333) of the districts.

Geographical distribution of cases

The five most affected governorates were Al Hudaydah , Amanat Al Asima, Hajjah, Amran and Dhamar with 53% (216,874/408,583) of the cases reported since 27 April 2017.

  • Al Mahwit, Al Dhaele’e, and Amran governorates had the highest attack rates (31.3‰, 30.4‰ and 27.2‰ respectively)

27 Jul 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• More focus on Site Management activities to improve wellbeing of displaced families in IDP hosting Sites

• Financial and Human resources capacity critical to an improved response

• IDPs hosting sites (Collective Centres and Spontaneous Settlements) guideline for Yemen was finalized and endorsed.

THE STORY BEHIND THE NUMBERS

CHANGE IN HUMANITARIAN CONTEXT AND NEEDS ANALYSIS

27 Jul 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • IDP seek access to income as a priority, shelter goes to third place as displacement becomes protracted and the search for solutions continues

  • While numbers remain the same from Q1, the needs continue to deepen and aid trickles in slowly

  • Financial and Human resources capacity critical to an improved response

THE STORY BEHIND THE NUMBERS

CHANGE IN HUMANITARIAN CONTEXT AND NEEDS ANALYSIS

27 Jul 2017 description

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo has released a budget of 10.5 million EUR for six humanitarian projects of Belgian NGOs in Yemen, Uganda, South Sudan and Nigeria. The aid is part of the promise of Minister De Croo to double donations to the Famine 12-12 campaign.

27 Jul 2017 description

Implementation of Event Based Surveillance in Jordan

Jordan is conducting a training workshop for the launch of event based surveillance (EBS) for acute respiratory infections. The workshop to be conducted in Amman, Jordan, from 24 to 27 July 2017 will target public health officers responsible for surveillance and response at governorate level and health professionals from all secondary and tertiary level hospitals in the country.

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